April 21st, 2011
Woonsocket Police and Fire respond to yet another tractor trailer that crashed into the P&W Railroad bridge on Main Street at Depot Square shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. The driver, Bill Rinker of Altoona, Pa., of Black Dog Trucking, did not see the 12-foot marker (clearly visible at left) and thought it was the same clearance as the northbound side of the bridge, which is marked at 14' 6".
BURRILLVILLE - As a child, Burrillville Town Councilman Stephen N. Rawson spent many a morning exploring the natural beauty of Mill Pond and the gushing waterfall at the Harrisville dam on East Avenue.
"I spent most of my life on and around that pond," he says. "I caught my first trout below the falls when I was four or five years old. I spent so many hours down there I can't tell you."
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” When you have a very talented team thatâ€™s loaded with freshmen and sophomores like the one North Smithfield has this season, even the worst of innings can pop up now and then.
One of those innings took place in the sixth inning of the Northmenâ€™s Division II crossover game at home against Exeter/West Greenwich, and it helped lead to N.S.â€™s first loss of the season.
The Northmen committed four errors in an ugly inning that saw the defending Division II champion Scarlet Knights scratch out all its runs in a 3-0 victory.
WOONSOCKET â€” After 14 years as Chief Executive Officer of Thundermist Health Center, Maria Montanaro has decided to look ahead to new opportunities outside of Rhode Island.
In a letter to her friends and colleagues posted on Thundermist's website, Montanaro said it was with "mixed emotions" that she decided to leave her position with the health agency serving low to moderate income families and follow her husband of 30 years, David Warner, to his new career opportunity in Des Moines, Iowa.
Philip J. King
LINCOLN- Philip J. King, 69, of George Washington Highway, passed away Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alfred E. and Louise B. (Boice) King.
He resided in Lincoln recently, previously residing in Dearborn, MI, and Cumberland.
Mr. King was a United States Navy Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.
BURRILLVILLE - Edward D. "Ted" Collins, 69, of Harrisville, died Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Milford Hospital, Milford, MA. He was the husband of Lucy (LaFlamme) Collins, whom he married July 2, 1977.
Born in Providence, he was the son of William and Mary (Danahey) Collins.
Ted worked at Zambarano Hospital for more than thirty years. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Eric F. Corriveau
BELLINGHAM- Eric F. Corriveau, 82, of Bellingham, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Loretta W. (Renquin) Corriveau.
Born in New York, NY on April 4, 1929, he was the son of the late J. Cyprien and Corinne (Imhoff) Corriveau.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Felix Doubront is returning to his pitching roots. After serving as a left-handed option in Bostonâ€™s bullpen for a week-plus, Doubront will now serve as a member of Pawtucketâ€™s starting rotation.
â€śHeâ€™s going to start games,â€ť confirmed Mike Hazen, the Red Soxâ€™ vice president of player development. â€śHeâ€™ll probably be on a shortened pitch count to start, but weâ€™ll build him up from there. Heâ€™ll start the games.â€ť
CUMBERLAND â€” Cumberland High coach Paul Murphy attributes his teamâ€™s latest surge in the ultra-competitive Division I-North to its work at the plate
In Tuesday morningâ€™s contest against Mount St. Charles Academy, Murphyâ€™s crew didnâ€™t quite get the double-digit hits like it did against Moses Brown and Smithfield last week. But the Clippers did get the key hits it needed to earn themselves a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Mounties at Tucker Field.
PROVIDENCE â€” When he was running for governor, candidate Lincoln Chafee often pointed to his experience as mayor of Warwick in the 1990s as one of his credentials for heading an executive branch of government.
On the eve of his 100th day as the stateâ€™s first Independent governor since the colonial era, The Times asked Chafee how being governor compares with leading the stateâ€™s second largest city and how he has found the two jobs to be completely different.